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Welcome to The IET Teesside Network
The IET Teesside Network Committee endeavours to serve the local community and works hard to assist our members to progress their Continued Professional Development. We organise lectures, presentations and routes to registration events.  We also support the local education establishments through our Schools Liaison Scheme and offer local colleges the opportunity to submit their students for entry into our annual student of excellence awards.See our latest programme of events.
The Committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month (with the exception of June, July, August and September) at Teesside University.  We would welcome any newcomers to the area who wish to come along either to see what goes on, offer ideas for future events or are even prepared to take on a little more and become an active member of the Teesside Network Committee.  If you are interested in attending our next meeting or offering feedback or suggestions on events, please contact us.
The Committee also supports the greater IET community by providing career development mentors, professional registrationadvisors, review panel members and IET Connect (the benevolent fund) representatives.
The Local Network is active in social activities and organises an Annual Dinner and Reunion
We look forward to seeing you at our future events and meetings.
Gary Lawson

Call to Younger Members
We are very keen to re-establish our Younger Members Committee, it’s a great opportunity to develop your management, organisational and interaction skills, the committee will be responsible for organising its own programme, events and budget. We are looking for Students, Graduates and Young Engineers to volunteer and take up the challenge.  Positions available include Secretary, Treasurer and Committee members (you will have the full support of the main committee).  If you are interested please contact us.

IET Teesside Fund Application Support Success (Jill Gibson Schools Liason Officer IET Teesside Local Network)
IET Teesside Local Network supported Wise academies with a successful funding application to allow children from three schools in Sunderland to design and make vehicles as part of the Primary Engineer Programme putting learning into a real life context with purpose.

The funding supported the primary engineering project involving years 2 and 6 students in three Sundeland academies (Bexhill, Town End and Hastings Hill academies).

The brief of the project was to make two types of vehicle. One vehicle needed to be powered by batteries (year 6 vehicle) and the other did not (year 2 vehicle).

They used the funding to purchase essential tools and materials for all three schools, enabling them to build the vehicles.

All three schools had very limited supplies and therefore would not have been able to complete the project successfully without the funding.

Engineers from Walker Filtration Ltd supported the children and selected the winning entries in a celebration assembly.

The children enjoyed the project and it was a fantastic opportunity for them to develop their designing and making skills.

The children were also able to work with an engineer. They gave their advice, and the children were able to speak with them about a career in engineering. Without the project the children would not have had these experiences and I hope that it will encourage them to follow careers in this area.

Two teams from Bexhill were very successful, one of the year 2 teams from Bexhill won and the other year 2 team were runners up.

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A group who promote engineering and science in the local Teesside Area.


Teesside Committee

Gary Lawson
Chairman and Programme Secretary
Robert North
Past Chairman

Jillian Gibson
Past Chairman

David Young

Graham Cook

John Sharp
Schools Activities

Mike Short
University Liaison

Craig Smithson
Communications and Webmaster

Vivian Wei Zhang
Schools Liaison

Matthew Pearson
Younger Member's Chairman
Keith Bell

Richard Skilbeck
Hugh Pilot

David Houssein
Community Relationship Manager (IET Staff)